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Simulate and validate the fuel-cell for your more electric aircraft by using hardware-in-the-loop testing.

Zero emission air travel is requested by consumers and passengers and Aircraft Electrification is essential to save design, production, and maintenance costs. Besides hydrogen-based or electric propulsion in a hybrid- and electric aircraft, all remaining hydraulic components are increasingly replaced with electric ones.  

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing enables you to integrate your new line-replacement unit (LRU) in the avionics bus without having the actual aircraft available. Rapid control prototyping (RCP) allows you to accelerate the requirement verification of your battery management system.

Design and test your onboard microgrid using a digital twin of your complete aircraft. Using Simulink Real-TimeTM, you can perform HIL tests with the same models you used for the desktop simulation. This enables you to verify your power system at an early design stage both in the model domain and the physical domain. 

"Model-Based Design has enabled us to push our design to the limits because we can simulate failures, optimize performance, and lower risk by conducting real-time reliability tests of motor drive hardware and control software early in the development process.” 

Shane O’Donnell, Microsemi

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Accelerate the development of your zero-emission aircraft by developing your hybrid propulsion with electric hybrid hydrogen fuel-cells and your conventional combustion in parallel. Desktop modeling using Simulink and rapid control prototyping allows you to integrate and test your new technology in a digital twin of your airborne platform in real-time during the early stages of its development. This enables you to test new concepts like Hydrogen turbofans and achieves ambitious goals towards an emission-free future. 


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Hybrid Aircraft

Use desktop simulation to model and develop your hybrid aircraft to test power generation and battery management in the modelled domain. You can test the interfaces and communication between the multiple components early during their development and save time during the implementation at a later development stage.

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Battery Management Systems (BMS)

Design and test your BMS for your onboard microgrid and power electronic system. You can perform hardware-in-the-loop tests for estimates state-of-charge (SoC) and state-of-health (SOH) monitoring. You can perform early testing of your BMS by using the emulation of individual cells or complete battery packs and see how they interact with your onboard power system.  


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Onboard Microgrid and Power Generation

Implement power hardware-in-the-loop (P-HIL) testing, using high fidelity FPGA enables you to sample high frequencies up to 1 Gsps and verify the onboard power system of your More Electric Aircraft. You can perform fault insertion in the physical domain to determine how this influences your system requirements in the modelled domain in real-time to validate your complete design.   

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Complete Aircraft

Qualify your design according to the DO178 standard or perform bypassing to certify new components for your More Electric Aircraft (MEA). Reduce time substantially for testing and certification by performing automated testing and report generation. The aircraft's reliability can be improved by performing desktop tests in Simulink before testing on the Iron Bird or the physical aircraft.   


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Predictive Maintenance

Use a digital twin of your More Electric Aircraft to monitor the system health and perform predictive maintenance.

A digital twin enables you to simulate live-span and enhance the end-of-live duration of your physical components.

Using Simulink, you can design and test your maintenance mode of the avionics during the early development stage instead of implementing it at the end of the aircraft design.  


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Rapidly prototype control designs by applying rapid control prototyping, test embedded controllers with
hardware-in-the-loop simulation of digital twins, and leverage Speedgoat systems as embedded controllers.

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